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[Epidemiological study of onchocerciasis and malaria in Bamendjin dam area (Cameroon). Malacologic fauna and risks of schistosomian introduction (author's transl)].

Authors
  • Atangana, S
  • Foumbi, J
  • Charlois, M
  • Ambroise-Thomas, P
  • Ripert, C
Type
Published Article
Journal
Médecine tropicale : revue du Corps de santé colonial
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1979
Volume
39
Issue
5
Pages
537–543
Identifiers
PMID: 393936
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Report of survey in Bamendjin dam area indicates that 25 p. 100 of the population have a blood smear positive for malaria (P. falciparum) and 80 p. 100 have a positive indirect immunofluorescent test for malaria. The vector is A. funestus. In male inhabitants 23,2 p. 100 of the snip-biopsies are positive for O. volvulus and 40 p. 100 of the indirect immunofluorescent test are positive. In female inhabitants the respective ratios are 14,4 p. 100 and 48,8 p. 100. There is no urinary or intestinal schistosomiasis in this area but specimens of potential vectors have been detected.

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